The leader was the senior Taliban insurgent in Kajaki district, responsible for roadside bombings, suicide attacks and other operations against Afghan and coalition security forces in Helmand province.
He was also one of the principle planners of the April 10 suicide attack against the district police headquarters building in Musa Qal’ah. In addition, the leader attempted to implement Taliban law on Afghan civilians and operated a Taliban prison.
In other ISAF news throughout Afghanistan:
In Imam Sahib district, Kunduz province, an Afghan-led and coalition supported security force conducted an operation to detain an Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan leader Tuesday. The leader plans and directs attacks against senior Afghan government officials, Afghan National Security Forces and coalition troops. Several insurgents were detained as a result of the operation.
In Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province, an Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation to capture a Taliban leader Tuesday. The leader directs roadside bombings and other attacks against Afghan and coalition security forces throughout the district. Several suspected insurgents were detained.
An Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban leader during an operation in Washer district, Helmand province, Tuesday. The leader planned and supervised roadside bombings against Afghan and coalition security forces throughout central Helmand province. One additional insurgent was detained as a result of the operation.
An Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation to capture a Haqqani leader in Muhammad Aghah district, Logar province, Tuesday. The leader directs roadside bombings and other attacks against Afghan and coalition security forces in Laghman and Nangarhar provinces.
When the Afghan elements of the security force called for the insurgents to come out of a building, several insurgents opened fire. After determining that no civilians were in the area, the security force called for a precision airstrike. A follow-on assessment of the area determined no civilians were harmed and multiple insurgents were killed. Two insurgents were also detained.
In Qarghah’i district, Laghman province, an Afghan-led and coalition supported security force conducted an operation to detain a Taliban leader Tuesday. The leader coordinated roadside bombings against Afghan and coalition security forces throughout the province. During the operation, the leader and one additional insurgent fired on the security force. The force returned fire, killing the attackers. The security force also detained multiple additional insurgents and confiscated several small arms weapons.
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